I was recently quoted the price of some tile by a friend of a friend and am not sure if I am getting as good of a deal as once thought. The tiles are said to be of premium quality and are made in italy by Sassolnova Sassolart. The are the sandstone 13*13, colors beige and noce. The price was $3.00 each ($2.56 sq. ft.) All of the writing on the box is italian and I can see no ratings. After a trip to the HD I noticed tiles that cost much less and where of similiar colors. I did shop a few tile stores, but this friend is a wholesaler, and I figured he wouldn't screw with me. Am I wrong? Is there any special way to tell the quality of tile by looking at the tile itself?